The State of Youth Ministry 2023

Since the mid 70’s a ministry focused on the teenage years has become pretty much standard for most churches and denominations.  But even throughout a single denomination things can vary when it comes to ministering to teenagers.  USMB NextGen wants to know how are different ministries reaching the next generation, what are they struggling with,

We all know or at least have seen the spiritual euphoria after returning from summer camp.  We call it the “camp high” it’s not a bad thing but a result of what happens to most students who spend a week with their friends, away from most distractions, having fun, being challenged by dynamic speakers, and

Even the most exciting group can lose energy over time and with teenagers sometimes routine actually hurts the atmosphere rather than helps.  If you notice your group not engaging as much as they did before then here are some suggestions for re-igniting the group relationships and fighting the boredom routine. ONE – BUILD A NEW

Tagged under: , , ,

New Changes to YouthCon

The National Youth Conference of US Mennonite Brethren Churches (YouthCon) has been happening since 1975. YouthCon has been an incredible experience for thousands of youth over its 44-year history. We know at least 48 youth have accepted Jesus at YouthCon since 2003, as far back as we’ve found records. Countless pastors, missionaries, and church and